Healthline.com: Oh, Baby! A Child’s Genes Can Predict a Mother’s RA Risk

Mother holding a baby while he opens his mouth in a hospital room

Here is my latest post for Healthline.com. It was a very interesting one to write, mostly because the topic is relatively new, and was thus pretty unfamiliar to me. I read research on the subject, and was fascinated to learn that a child’s genetic makeup can contribute to their mother’s risk for rheumatoid arthritis. In fact, genes inherited from the father can affect the mother’s health when it comes to rheumatic illness — who would have thought? It’s amazing that certain risk factors can be transmitted in utero. Read on to learn more.


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